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The Farmers Market

FFM: GOURMETS….IN THE GARDEN

Immerse yourself in the most beautiful outdoor market in Johannesburg. Having recently relocated to the beautiful Modderfontein Reserve, the second largest privately-owned reserve in Gauteng, Fourways Farmers Market has re-established its reputation as the prettiest market in Joburg. The 265-hectare private reserve is the second-largest private park in Gauteng and includes portions of the Modderfontein Spruit, a number of dams, grassland and hills. The market is located on an estate within the reserve and is a mere 10 minutes from Sandton. Newly built roads and access from Marlborough Drive and the N3 ensure the market is easily accessible. There is also ample parking.

Once you’ve entered the traditional farm-style corrugated entrance you’ll find yourself presented with an exquisite refuge from the city. Walk down the flower and olive tree-lined path and through to our hay bale picnic lawn.

“Fourways Farmers’ Market is currently only partially open due to Level Two restrictions, however, we still manage to boast 60 VENDOR STALLS, selling carefully selected products that are LOCAL, ARTISANAL and DELICIOUS! They aim to have a minimum of 200 vendors when they have their GRAND OPENING in LEVEL ONE.”

with a splendid view of the Reserve Lake. You’ll be greeted with a loud crow from our resident rooster, Madiba, as well as bees buzzing in the rose and lavender garden as you enter our vibrant market aisles.

Deliciousness awaits! Our carefully selected community of vendors offer divine and diverse gourmet delights to tempt you for breakfast or lunch. There is an incredible selection of locally made cheeses, cured meats, sweet treats, jams, freshly squeezed juices, preserves and finally, beautifully handcrafted jewellry, clothing, beauty products and decor.

We have brought together both new and experienced marketers and award-winning chefs, absolutely passionate about their products and specialists in their field. True to the tradition of Community Markets, they love to have a chat with their customers, getting to know you all and are very happy to inform you of exactly where your food comes from.
With a choice of seating- under the trees, in front of the lake, amidst the beautiful plants in our garden watching the children play or simply having a picnic on the lawns whilst listening to the best local music – social distancing won’t be a problem. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more relaxing way to spend a Sunday in Joburg and you’ll be transported away from suburbia, into a vignette of yesteryear country markets. Surrounded by birdsong and butterflies, sipping a craft beer whilst being watching children run free, you couldn’t be further away from the City. We promise to change your Sundays forever.

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Our Philosophy

“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.”

About Us

Landscape Architect and Horticulturist Greg Straw created the Fourways Farmers Market in 2013. Greg’s vision was to own a beautiful community gathering place where local, small-business owners and artisan’s could sell to the public.

From its inception in Fourways to its new location at Taroko Farm in the Modderfontein Nature Reserve, Fourways Farmers Market has valued local artisans, small business owners, farmers, artists and musicians and the value that they add to our vibrant community. We are committed to strengthening and encouraging the entrepreneur and supporting all that is both local and lekker.

Our food vendors are hand picked to represent the very best in Joburg and create a variety of tastes and flavours that perfectly represent our rainbow nation. Whether it’s Indian biryani, Argentinian steak, Balkan burgers, Cajun goujons, Middle Eastern mezze, or a local artisan baker or jam maker, each vendor has a passion for their product and their customers. The freshness and variety of our food will make your mouth water.

Our crafters and artisans all produce or source innovative, beautiful and hand-made crafts that are uniquely local and not found in mainstream malls. Stroll through the market with your family and pets and meet your makers.

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With his roots in landscape architecture, horticulture, botany and farming, Greg is committed to the environment and we ensure that our market maintains the highest standards of environmentally sustainable practices and that we limit our impact on the earth.

We proudly promote recycling and our waste is managed and recycled every week. We encourage all of our vendors to use environmentally friendly packaging. Please bring your own bags and baskets to assist us in our mission.

There is ample seating on either our wooden benches or our famous hay bales or you can find a shady patch of grass and spend your Sunday soaking up the market atmosphere and the beautiful lakeside view.

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